How to Import Blog Posts into Mendeley: A Look at Mendeley Part 3

Mendeley is an example of Reference Manager Software that is available for a number of platforms. In previous posts in this series I have reviewed some of the features of Mendeley. In part 2 (See Appendix) I noted that the PDF feature could be quite useful. In this post I will briefly look at how a Blog post can be imported into Mendeley.

Without going into too much detail I used another useful program called Readability. This program allows you to store articles you come across on the web. I took an article on Contrast Illusions and converted it with Readability. A screenshot is produced below.

ContrastIllusionPDF

What is really neat about the converted file by Readability is that it produces a list of references which includes hypertext links as can be seen when comparing the above screenshot with the previous post. Next I saved this and converted into a PDF. Then I imported the PDF into Mendeley and added a tag, as well as updating some of the automated import details. A screenshot is shown below.

ContrastIllusionPDFinMendeley

This approach offers a useful alternative way of storing and distributing blog posts. This is just one possible application of the Mendeley Reference Manager software.

Appendix – Related Resources on this Site

Working with PubMed – Part 1: Getting started with a shortcut

Working with PubMed – Part 2: Favoriting abstracts

Working with PubMed – Part 3: Bibliography

Working with PubMed – Part 4: Receiving News Updates on PubMed

Working with PubMed – Part 5: Setting Filters

How to receive research paper e-mail alerts

A Video Celebrating 10 years of PubMed Central

How to improve your search results with Medline

Looking at a Reference Manager: A Brief Look at Mendeley

Looking at a Reference Manager: A Brief Look at Mendeley 2

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